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External remedy Ureotop - a drug that is used in dermatological practice, as it has keratolytic properties.

Indications of the ureotopa

Oreotope ointment is prescribed for patients with neurodermatitis. In addition, the ointment can be used as part of the complex treatment of ichthyosis.


Release form

Ureotop - this ointment is an external preparation, a homogeneous consistency, white.

The main ingredient is urea, the content of which in 1 g of the drug is 120 mg.

Ureotop is produced in tubes of 50 g or 100 g each. Each tube is packed in a cardboard box, together with a medical instruction.


Concentrated external urea-based products are very often used in dermatological practice. The main reason for this was the keratoplastic ability of this substance. In addition, urea in the formulation of the ointment preparation Ureotop increases the moisture content in the epidermal layers of human skin.

Ureotop is an excellent and natural moisturizer that improves the processes of binding the liquid in the outer skin, and reduces the loss of moisture.

For a long time, the effect of applying such agents has been discovered - in particular, with ichthyosis, psoriasis, and also with increased dryness and skin sensitivity. Active substance Ureotop - urea - has a small molecular weight, which allows the drug to be absorbed into the layers of the skin. Along with the moisturizing abilities, the ointment has a qualitative effect of keratolytic, which helps to make the skin soft and clean.

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The oreotope Ureotop is able to retain urea in the ointment distribution zone. Thus, Ureotop practically does not enter the systemic circulation. The absorbed active ingredient leaves the body with urinary fluid and in small amounts - with secretions of sweat glands.

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Use of the ureotopa during pregnancy

Despite the fact that the active ingredient Ureotop is practically not found in the systemic bloodstream, it is not recommended to use ointment during pregnancy and breast feeding. This is due to the fact that at the moment no full-fledged studies on this subject have been conducted.


Oreotope ointment can not be prescribed:

  • with a tendency to allergic manifestations in relation to the composition of the drug;
  • with acute dermatitis;
  • with skin diseases, which are accompanied by abundant exudate discharge.


Side effects of the ureotopa

Medication for external application Ureotop rarely causes side effects during treatment. Among the most common negative symptoms can be identified:

  • allergy;
  • redness and irritation of the skin;
  • development of contact dermatitis.

In the event that the side effect significantly affects the patient's well-being, it is necessary to stop the use of Ureotop and consult the doctor.


Dosing and administration

Ureotop - external ointment - intensively rubbing, distribute on the affected skin surface up to 2 times a day. The duration of therapy - to the abatement of painful symptoms.

The skin must be cleaned and dried before applying the ointment. If the doctor deems necessary, he can prescribe Ureotop application under a bandage bandage.

As a rule, treatment lasts no more than 2 or 3 weeks.

Ureotop is not used in pediatrics.

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At present, there is no information on Ureotop overdose. Data on the use of the drug Ureotop for more than 3 weeks is not available.


Interactions with other drugs

Do not use several urea-based external medicines at the same time.

The combination of Ureotop with other external agents can increase their absorption (especially this refers to corticoid drugs).

Do not apply Ureotop to healthy areas of skin, as well as mucous membranes.

Contact with Ureotop on the surface of latex condoms can lead to their damage.

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Storage conditions

It is allowed to store Ureotop under ordinary room conditions, with a temperature regime up to + 25 ° C, outside the children's access zone. Do not heat and freeze the medication.

Shelf life

Sealed Ureotop Ointment is stored under appropriate conditions for up to 3 years. If the tube Ureotop was opened, then its shelf life is reduced to six months.



To simplify the perception of information, this instruction for use of the drug "Ureotop" translated and presented in a special form on the basis of the official instructions for medical use of the drug. Before use read the annotation that came directly to medicines.

Description provided for informational purposes and is not a guide to self-healing. The need for this drug, the purpose of the treatment regimen, methods and dose of the drug is determined solely by the attending physician. Self-medication is dangerous for your health.

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